God Wants You
When I first met my husband, I wasn’t attracted to him at all. He was nearly ten years older than me and sported a full beard.
And when he began pursuing me, I hid – literally.
I was working with our campus newspaper back then and my husband knew just when and where I spent the bulk of my time. So often, he would show up while on some “errand” or another for his job.
I remember seeing the back of him in the hallway one day and decided to act fast and lose him, knowing that sooner or later he’d show up in my office for a “visit.”
And so I hightailed it down a back corridor and onto a secluded balcony where students and newspaper staff were busy on the computers.
Phew … I would be safe hidden back there until he left the building.
Or, so I thought. ...
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Who is God?
With fierceness and unrelenting passion, our God pursues you with a love like none other. He desires that no one should perish and that means you.
6/28/2013 01:30:48 pm
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7/1/2013 07:27:02 am
As I read the topic my thoughts went beyond the idea of God pursuing a sinner to bring him into the fold. If we have prayed "the prayer" God is still pursuing those parts of us that are not fully conformed to His image. If we really truly love God we should be rejoicing that He continues to pursue us and love us regardless of how hard we may want Him off our trail. What an an awesome and inexorable God!
7/1/2013 07:46:55 am
I really like this, Mitch. It's comforting to know that he still pursues us even after we've initially responded. Scratch that, I don't "like" it, I "love" it. What a great way to look at our walk with God!
7/4/2013 01:01:36 am
I love this analogy of God pursuing the fleeing soul! I was raised in a church where we memorized prayers and throughout most of my life when I was in "trouble" I would recite those prayers like a robot. But that's not what God wanted for me and he kept following me until I reached a day when I had to surrender control of my life to him! This happened on a night when my then husband was out drinking himself into a stupor, we had been married only a short time, 2 years by then and I would beg, cry, yell, trying to get him to stop drinking, all to no avail. So comes that dark night, I'm in bed worrying about my husband, when I finally yelled out into the dark that God you better do something with this man, because I can't! To my utter amazement, my bedroom was flooded with light, ( you have to picture a room that faced deep woods where there was no houses, cars or lights anywhere for miles) and a peace came over me. I didn' t hear God's voice but I just knew that my life was going to change! It was then that I started looking for a church that would help me grow,, my marraige did not survive but my longing for God grows more each day!! God was pursuing me and he waited for the perfect moment when my heart was finally opened to a relationship with Christ( not simply continuing to pray like a robot,) to catch me and keep me safe in his arms!
7/25/2013 12:23:44 am
That's beautiful, "With fierceness and unrelenting passion" Thank you for this post.
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